TV Movie | TV-G | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.
This movie contains in-jokes referencing Spider-Man, Star Wars, and Titanic. These appear to foreshadow Disney's penultimate acquisitions of Marvel Comics and 21st Century Fox, which occurred ten and twenty years (respectively) later.
Big John Wheatley:
You know, if I didn't know better, I'd swear this fish was half-human.
In the beginning, when Jess's dad is chasing and gaining on the mermaid, the camera shows her head above the water and her back facing the boat, moving away from him. In the very next shot, less than a second later, she's suddenly on her back and not moving, smiling up at him.